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“Fantastic place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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31 Leeson Close | off Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #9 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We recently visited Dublin as a family and stayed at Number 31. Noel and his team were wonderful hosts. They were gracious, offered tips on places to visit and eat and overall provided us with interesting conversation. The location was central and the accommodations and breakfasts, delightful and delicious. We would stay there again and again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had a very enjoyable stay at Number 31. You were immediately made to feel very welcome with tea and home made biscuits and they were happy for you to check in early. We were able to move rooms as we wanted to be in one of the high ceiling rooms and it was no issue. The Irish breakfast was amazing and very good service. Only thing I would say is that our initial room was a little tired, but it does have charm!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Aurora, CO
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11 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I met my daughter for a mother/daughter trip to Ireland in December 2008. We had a hard time finding Number 31, don't know if it was us or just hard to find. When we finally arrived Noel, our host, warmly welcomed us, offered us tea. We went out for our first Guinness and also went to a wonderful wine bar. Apparently we were jet lagged because we slept 12 hours in one of the most comfortable beds ever! We had a delicious full irish breakfast the next morning. Our rental car tire had a slow leak and, having no idea how to get around, Noel was kind of enough to drive the car to get air in the tire for us. He also recommended a more logical route for heading south due to being in winter and having less daylight. Very helpful and welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Noel and his wife were fabulous hosts! We were able to walk everywhere in Dublin from this location. Stayed for a week and the breakfast was always fresh and delicious. We had a very spacious room with a big comfortable bed. I believe it was in the building across the courtyard from the main house where the breakfast is served. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Number 31 is decadent but not over-stated, exquisitely decorated and architecturally spectacular. When you discover it was owned my architect Sam Stephenson, and was THE place to party if you were an American vice-President in the 1960s, everything seems to make sense...

That large, oak door with 31 on it, tucked on the right of what is half a driveway and half a small business estate? Use the intercom there to let the charming owners know you're there. You'll be welcomed into a white stone walled room, warmly lit, with Moorish and Mediterranean themes, a sunken square packed with plush cushions, then invited to take coffee and cookies. You'll not find yourself in a rush to get to your room. The beautifully-maintained courtyard, thick walls, more tourism guides than you could ever read and Molton Brown hand crème...

The hotel's friendly assistant, Sam, opened the door to room number 21 and it was breath-taking. The sort of space you would never, ever expect in a city-centre hotel. Moreover, never expect in anything marketed as a boutique hotel. The 6ft double turned out to be two separate mattresses and the Ikea-looking wardrobe and chest of drawers were a bit out of place, if you're a stickler for interiors, but the sunflower shower, black-tiled bathroom, metallic artwork, floor-to-ceiling windows and heavy curtains were just totally luxurious.

Many reviewers here have raved about the breakfasts and rightfully so. This morning, it was served outside, in a heated courtyard and the selection (eggs benedict, mushroom frittata, very cheesy omelette and of course full Irish) was plentiful. More coffee than you can consume in a week, fresh orange and a great buffet of exotic and fresh fruits, cereals and compotes just added to support how deserving it is of its reputation.

The quality is superior and the welcome extremely warm. I've previously stayed in the Westbury, off Grafton Street, which although stunning, is not an experience and lacks that personal touch. I'll certainly be back.

Room Tip: If room 21 is available (a superior double), then request it. Wow.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

A Georgian terraced house and its mews house are elegantly joined through a small garden. Dublin' s a charming city to explore, if on a break, by foot and bus. And this is a wonderful, calm base from which to explore or escape back. The great breakfasts are rightly lauded, but the atmosphere is elegant, the service suave, the feeling discreet. Not for all but we loved it and just relaxed. Offers of tea and coffee at any time were neatly reassuring.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Our group (two families of four) was treated to the most wonderful time by Noel and his staff. Our rooms were in the historic and architecturally significant main house and were spectacular and comfortable. The main lounge and dining room felt like a wonderful extension of our space, and we enjoyed sitting in the sunken couch area by the turf fire. Breakfast lives up to its excellent reputation. The private garden and entrance are very well kept, and the location of the hotel is convenient for exploring Dublin by foot.
Thank you, Noel for taking such great care of us. We'll be back!
Dave & Kim

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 31 Leeson Close | off Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
#21 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number 31 is famed for its unique hospitality,excellent service and probably the best breakfast in Ireland.Number 31 is situated between a classical Georgian Townhouse and a stunning modern mews by Ireland's most famous architect. Each of the 21 en-suite bedrooms is fitted with luxurious Hastens beds and are individually furnished. Wifi available. The famous sunken conversation pit was the meeting place for Ireland's elite. ... more   less 
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